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Greek Mythology 8th Grade

California 8th Grade
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Zeus
the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology
Hera
queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology
Hades
the god of the underworld in ancient mythology
Demeter
goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology
Athena
goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare
Apollo
god of sun, music, poetry, and healing
Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty
Hermes
messenger and herald of the gods
Icarus
son of Daedalus, disobeyed father and flew too close to the sun
Daedalus
an Athenian inventor who built the Labyrinth of Minos
Echo
a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Narcissus
a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
Persephone
daughter of Zeus and Demeter, queen of the underworld
Eros
god of love, son of Aphrodite
Psyche
a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him, became the personification of the soul
Zephyr
the Greek god of the west wind
Charon
the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades
myth
a traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
imprisoned
to be put in jail, incarcerated
Styx
a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
wavered
went back and forth between alternatives, was indecisive (couldn't make a decision), hesitated
Crete
the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean
rash
marked by unthinking boldness
cunning
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
vacancy
an empty area or space
Mount Olympus
the higest mountain in Greece, where the ancient Greeks believed many of their gods and godesses lived
quench
to satisfy a need or desire